Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zsa Zsa Gabor 1917?-2016

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born actress known for her many marriages and for calling everyone "dahlink", died of heart failure today in Los Angeles.  She was, according to most sources, 99 years old.  (The question mark in this post's title is thus intentional.)

Sári Gábor was born in 1917, 1918 or 1919 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, to Vilmos and Jolie Gábor.  She was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936.  During the 1940's, she immigrated to the United States, where she was joined by her older sister Magda, her younger sister Eva (of Green Acres fame), and their mother.  Gabor appeared in films and TV shows, starting in 1952 and most recently in 1996.  She had eight or nine husbands, depending on whether you include a marriage that was annulled after one day.  With her second husband Conrad Hilton, she had her only child Constance Francesca Hilton, who died of a stroke in 2015.  In 1989, Gabor slapped a police officer who had stopped her for a traffic violation, for which she spent three days in jail.  Gabor is survived by her last husband, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Us Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

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